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(Sci Tech Daily)   Congratulations Boeing on your successful computer program to the space station   (scitechdaily.com) divider line
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2021-05-09 1:09:25 PM  
soo they played an expensive session of KSP?
 
2021-05-09 1:11:53 PM  
Not exactly a photo finish in the race with SpaceX.
 
2021-05-09 1:14:13 PM  
And they did it without crashing?
 
2021-05-09 2:03:21 PM  

cman: And they did it without crashing?


OK, so they checked the box on 98 out of 100 so that's clearly an A, amiright?
 
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2021-05-09 3:02:46 PM  

cman: And they did it without crashing?


at least it didn't have a meltdown in the parking lot Homer Simpson style.
 
2021-05-09 4:42:19 PM  
Boeing owes the citizens of the USA
$9,774,089,331,545,232 to repay the gov't handout monies wasted over the past 60 years. That, of course, includes interest.
 
2021-05-09 4:47:02 PM  
I seem to remember the results the last time they had a "successful" simulation. I won't trust them until they do it successfully irl.
 
2021-05-09 4:50:06 PM  
I worked for a big aerospace company on Space Station Freedom (look it up).  If there had been as many engineers as NASA "managers", the US would have a viable Mars colony by now.
 
2021-05-09 5:02:06 PM  
For no reason in particular I'm reminded of this:

Huckabee congratulates Canada
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2021-05-09 5:05:50 PM  

NoGodsButtMan: I seem to remember the results the last time they had a "successful" simulation. I won't trust them until they do it successfully irl.


It's why NASA is making them do another uncrewed dry run when they were already supposed to be launching people by now.
 
2021-05-09 5:19:53 PM  
Are you farking serious?  Why are they doing this now?  Why did it take them this long to test their software in an integration lab?

That it took this long to complete a simulated dress rehearsal for launch day, and Boeing's apparent excitement at having just completed this amazing milestone (!)  has to be a big part of the reason why Chris Ferguson left the program.  It takes a lot of farkery to make a handpicked mission commander slated for the first flight of a brand new spacecraft go to program management and say "Thanks for this opportunity, but I'm good with not going to space in your spaceship."
 
2021-05-09 5:31:41 PM  

NoGodsButtMan: I seem to remember the results the last time they had a "successful" simulation. I won't trust them until they do it successfully irl.


Boeing didn't perform a full end-to-end test like this before the last flight. This would have caught at least the timing error.
 
2021-05-09 6:45:42 PM  
Boeing..
Boeing..

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BONG!!!
 
2021-05-09 6:48:14 PM  

kozlo: For no reason in particular I'm reminded of this:

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Congratulations to Prime Minister Tim Horton for getting a double-double in the House of Commons.
 
2021-05-09 6:54:06 PM  
bingethinker:

That's Prime Minister John Poutine to you, sir.
 
2021-05-09 7:26:16 PM  
Well, when we decommission a space station, we need to deorbit it, and there's nobody better at writing software to crash things into the planet than Boeing.
 
2021-05-09 7:56:08 PM  

kozlo: bingethinker:

That's Prime Minister John Poutine to you, sir.


That's Archbishop of Canada Jean Crouton to you, sir.
 
2021-05-09 8:54:44 PM  

natazha: I worked for a big aerospace company on Space Station Freedom (look it up).  If there had been as many engineers as NASA "managers", the US would have a viable Mars colony by now.


Ohhh, I remember being all excited about that when I participated in the Young Astronauts program in the mid 80s. 5th grade maybe.
 
2021-05-10 12:01:29 AM  

Sum Dum Gai: Well, when we decommission a space station, we need to deorbit it, and there's nobody better at writing software to crash things into the planet than Boeing.


Good luck.  They'll upload and run the program, and the space station will send itself into an ultra-stable orbit that will let it remain in that orbit without fuel for the next thousand years.

/s
 
2021-05-10 12:28:14 AM  
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//About a year too late, but hey...
 
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